The New South Wales government's privacy practices are regulated by the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988.
What information do we collect?
When you look at the pages on this Office of Finance and Services (OFS) website, our computers automatically record information that identifies, for each page accessed:
- the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine which has accessed it,
- your top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.),
- the address of your server,
- the date and time of your visit to the site,
- the pages accessed and documents downloaded,
- the previous site visited, and
- the type of browser and operating system you have used.
Cookies are not used from the OFS site to collect information.
How do we use the information collected?
The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for OFS to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the website and the services offered on it. OFS will not disclose or publish information that identifies individual machines, or potentially identifies sub-groupings of addresses, without consent or otherwise.
What exceptions are there to this rule?
OFS will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:
- unauthorised attempts to access files which are not published OFS pages,
- unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on the OFS site,
- unauthorised attempts to index the contents of the OFS site by other sites,
- attempts to intercept messages of other users of the OFS site,
- communications which are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or groups or which give rise to a suspicion that an offence is being committed, and
- attempts to otherwise compromise the security of the web server, breach the laws of the State of New South Wales or Commonwealth of Australia, or interfere with the enjoyment of the website by other users.
OFS reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the OFS site raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed. In the event of an investigation, OFS will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.
What will we do with information provided in Feedback?
OFS provides a feedback facility on the website to allow users to provide comments and suggestions that may improve the website. The provision of personal details on feedback is optional. Users may provide personal details for the purpose of receiving a reply to their feedback. This information will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided. We will not add your email address or name to any mailing list. OFS may publish aggregated information about feedback on the site, to the extent that it does not identify or cannot be used to identify individual users.
Individual data and information sets are protected under licensing arrangements as determined by contributing agencies. Copyright restrictions may apply. This means you may read, cite and copy work for your own use with attribution to the source but you may not sell or otherwise gain profit from the work or claim it as your own. Information and data sets are added to this catalogue for the purpose of displaying information for public use. Entries may not be the most recent version. Data accuracy is not validated by the catalogue publishers.